The Classic Gateway Theater, 1820 E Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, where they are also holding their 1st Annual Classic Film Festival, August 31 through Sept. 27. Epic films to be shown include many films honored by the American Film Institute, films like **Gone with The Wind,** **Citizen Kane,** **Some Like it Hot,** **The Wizard of Oz,** **Chinatown,** **West Side Story,** **North by Northwest,** **Shane,** **Annie Hall,** **2001: A Space Odyssey** and **Singin’ in the Rain.**
Arthur Friedman, the operating partner of the Classic Gateway and a lover of classic movies said, “Ever since I was a kid, I learned that the theatrical experience cannot be duplicated on television, video or any other new technology. There’s something about being in a theatre with an audience watching a great movie that is magical and cannot be replicated. Having an emotional experience - laughing or crying, being thrilled or just simply enjoying - together with family, friends, neighbors and the rest of the audience ... is a feeling beyond words.”
Hopefully, attendance at this film fest will be good enough to create the 2nd Annual Classic Film Festival.